Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio capsule based coffee machine can make both hot and cold beverages

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    3.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.00 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 229.00 (AUD)

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Really Disappointed



Easy to use
Horrible tasting coffee, No ability to use different pods
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I now have a really expensive kettle till I work out how to use different coffee, This machine would be great for people who dont really like coffee, you know the coffee chain customers..... that get coffy with so many flavouring options added it is no longer recognisable as a coffee... this works in that case.




The size
The range and taste of the coffee
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I drink black coffee so the range for me is very small (just two). Also, the coffee tastes dreadful - like instant coffee. I bought this for work - I wish I had bought another ALDI machine like I have at home, which has a large range of capsules that taste a lot better. I bought the Dolce Gusto thinking it took Nespresso pods, as I wanted to use Piazza Doro capsules. This Dolce Gusto is just going to end up in the skip. This machine might be good if you are the kind of coffee drinker that likes Gloria Jean style coffees - probably designed for the American market.




coffee is good but very inferiorto the one one made from ground coffee.
relatively expensive consumables, and produce a lot of waste plastic nd foil.
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I regret buying it. It will be feasible if refillable capsules can be purchased.




The quickness of the machine to make a nice creamy coffee from start to finish. You don't need a frothing machine for your milk. The machine I got is a bigger version, so it holds 2 litres, with around 220mls per cup, its a while between fills. The water container is very easy to detach and reattach when I do have to fill it.
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I got this machine cause I tried my friends one once before. The thought of the powered milk put me off a bit, but its only a mental thing. Once the machine has finished, you give the coffee to someone, without telling them its made with powered milk, you just don't know. That is what happened to me. The machiano latte is so far my fav, hot choc gets a special mention, as well as chai latte. Yet to try the cold drinks yet. Most probably because you can't buy them in the shops yet. I've tried the nespresso pods machine, which was also a delongi machine, I find that they don't taste as strong or a nice creamy taste as the Dolce Gusto machine. I just think if people can try this before they buy, they'll look past the powered milk thought process. I personally have strong issues about powered milk cause my parents forced it on me as a kid, but I tasted the coffee before I knew. If I can get passed it, anyone can.

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